If you are on Facebook you probably would have seen and likely tried those tests that pop up that supposedly tell you what job you are meant to have, what movie character you are like etc etc. If you are like me, you are probably dubious on the accuracy of these. I recently came across this research project from the UK where they created a risk calculator that is designed to predict an individual’s risk of dying in five years. You are probably thinking, how accurate is that going to be? Well if you look at what they did, the science behind it is actually quite good. The draw back to the study is that they looked at people aged 40-70, so the results are limited to this age range. However, it is worth a read. Continue reading to see what they found and follow the link so that you can try the test and see what your "five year risk" is.
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